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Controlling XP Pro Upgrades

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by W. eWatson, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. W. eWatson

    W. eWatson Flightless Bird

    I've forgotten how this works. Google led me in strange directions. I
    think there's some starting point on the Start menu, or maybe control
    panel that allows me to pick the time, and weekday. I hope it allows me
    to decide whether I want to reboot after the update, or defer it to the
    next time I do reboot. Comments?
     
  2. Bert Hyman

    Bert Hyman Flightless Bird

    In news:hio9as$cim$1@news.eternal-september.org "W. eWatson"
    <wolftracks@invalid.com> wrote:

    > I've forgotten how this works. Google led me in strange directions. I
    > think there's some starting point on the Start menu, or maybe control
    > panel that allows me to pick the time, and weekday.


    Start->Settings->Control Panel->Automatic Updates.

    Depending on how you have your menus set up, you might have some other
    way to get to the Control Panel.

    If you select "Automatic", you get to choose the the day of the week and
    time of day.

    > I hope it allows me to decide whether I want to reboot after the
    > update, or defer it to the next time I do reboot.


    If you select "Automatic", if an update requires a reboot, it will
    reboot when the update is done without asking you. If you're sitting in
    front of the PC when the update takes place you ->may be offered the
    option of stopping the reboot.

    If you need to decide when to reboot, you'll have to choose one of the
    other options.

    > Comments?


    --
    Bert Hyman St. Paul, MN bert@iphouse.com
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Upgrades or /updates/?

    How to configure and use Automatic Updates in WinXP:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306525


    W. eWatson wrote:
    > I've forgotten how this works. Google led me in strange directions. I
    > think there's some starting point on the Start menu, or maybe control
    > panel that allows me to pick the time, and weekday. I hope it allows me
    > to decide whether I want to reboot after the update, or defer it to the
    > next time I do reboot. Comments?
     
  4. W. eWatson

    W. eWatson Flightless Bird

    PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
    > Upgrades or /updates/?
    >
    > How to configure and use Automatic Updates in WinXP:
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306525
    >
    > W. eWatson wrote:
    >> I've forgotten how this works. Google led me in strange directions. I
    >> think there's some starting point on the Start menu, or maybe control
    >> panel that allows me to pick the time, and weekday. I hope it allows me
    >> to decide whether I want to reboot after the update, or defer it to the
    >> next time I do reboot. Comments?

    When I just looked at the three posts, and noticed I had used upgrades,
    I figured you ask. :) Yes, updates.
     
  5. W. eWatson

    W. eWatson Flightless Bird

    Bert Hyman wrote:
    > In news:hio9as$cim$1@news.eternal-september.org "W. eWatson"
    > <wolftracks@invalid.com> wrote:
    >
    >> I've forgotten how this works. Google led me in strange directions. I
    >> think there's some starting point on the Start menu, or maybe control
    >> panel that allows me to pick the time, and weekday.

    >
    > Start->Settings->Control Panel->Automatic Updates.
    >
    > Depending on how you have your menus set up, you might have some other
    > way to get to the Control Panel.
    >
    > If you select "Automatic", you get to choose the the day of the week and
    > time of day.
    >
    >> I hope it allows me to decide whether I want to reboot after the
    >> update, or defer it to the next time I do reboot.

    >
    > If you select "Automatic", if an update requires a reboot, it will
    > reboot when the update is done without asking you. If you're sitting in
    > front of the PC when the update takes place you ->may be offered the
    > option of stopping the reboot.
    >
    > If you need to decide when to reboot, you'll have to choose one of the
    > other options.
    >
    >> Comments?

    >

    Thanks. I definitely don't want a reboot unless I say so.
     

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